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Academic Initiatives Symposium -- Paradigm Shift of Humanware

2013-1-29 (Tue) 1:00 p.m. -

Osaka University's Humanware Innovation Program will hold the Osaka University Academic Initiatives Symposium on Tuesday, January 29 at Senri Hankyu Hotel.

The Humanware Innovation Program aims to develop information technology capable of responding to the challenges of an information society undergoing great changes. To this end, this program is designed to nurture personnel who can exercise leadership in developing humanware that will solve problems in our highly-complex information society through an understanding of life, the cognition dynamics of the brain, and a reexamination of information dynamics and methods of controlling it.

In this symposium, the importance of humanware, expectations from the industrial community, objectives of the program, and curriculum will be explained.

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 13:00~17:10

Venue: Senju no Ma, Senri Hankyu Hotel, 2-1 Higashi-machi, Shin Senri, Toyonaka

How to apply:

To register, go here.




13:00 ~ 13:05 -- Opening greetings, AIMOTO Saburo, Trustee and Vice President, Osaka University

13:05 ~ 13:50 -- Keynote Speech "Aiming to Develop New Science and Technology," KUMAGAI Nobuaki, President, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Professor emeritus, Osaka University

13:50 ~ 14:20  -- "Leading Program in Doctoral Education and All-round Type Cross-Boundary Innovation Program," FUJITA Kikuo, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Head, Group I, Osaka University Academic Initiatives

14:20 ~ 14:50 -- "Humanware Innovation Program -- its Allure and Goals," NISHIO Shojiro, Program Coordinator

14:50 ~ 15:10 -- Break

15:10 ~ 15:35 -- "Industry Community's Expectations to Humanware Innovation Program," DOI Miwako, Senior Fellow, Corporate Research & Development Center

15:35 ~ 16:10 -- "Humanware Innovation Program --  screening method, curriculum, etc.," SHIMIZU Hiroshi, Organizer, Steering Committee

16:10 ~ 16:40 -- "Introduction of Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet) and RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) and Collaboration with the Humanware Innovation Program," YANAGIDA Toshio, Director, CiNet, Director, QBiC

16:40 ~ 17:00 -- "Invitation to Transdisciplinary Research from a Young Researcher," HOSODA Kazufumi, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

17:05 ~ 17:10 -- Closing remarks, NOUE Katsuro, Program organizer, Dean, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

For more information, contact:

Osaka University Academic Initiatives Group IV Office, 6th floor, Bldg. B, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, 1-5 Yamadaoka Suita 565-0871

Tel: 06-6879-4349


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